Thursday, January 5, 2012

The LORD is…

Psalms 23:1  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

            We as Christians have submitted ourselves to Jesus.  We have Chosen Him as our Saviour, and our Shepherd.
            In this verse, King David relinquishes his secular Kingship and Authority to God.  He acknowledges God as his Authority, and his Shepherd.
            As Christians, Jesus The Christ is our Personal Saviour, and our Shepherd.  We (Christians) have (for the most part) allowed Jesus to be our Saviour only on those days we are in Church, and in those times of crisis.  (We then look for His intervention.)  Jesus tells us:

John 10:8-11  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.  (9)  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.  (10)  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  (11)  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

We don’t seem to know when “the wolf” is at our door because we “did not hear them.”  Only Jesus can protect us, as He is protecting “our door.”
            Instead of allowing Jesus to “Shepherd” us, we rely on psychology, (a secular wisdom created by a known sexual pervert.)  We expect the world’s wisdom to solve our problems.  (Not only can we not “hear them” we let them into the fold.) 
            Jesus is standing ready and willing to protect us, yet we are unwilling to submit to Him, but willingly accept “the world’s guardian angel.”
            In (John 10:8, quoted above) Jesus tells us that all who have come before us (from the world) are “thieves and robbers.”  They are after our livelihood, our testimony, and anything else that defines us as a Christian.
            Jesus tells us, “if” we will accept Him as our Shepherd, He will stand “at the door of the fold and protect us eternally.”  The “wiles of the devil” can no longer enter within our Shepherded domain.  With Jesus’ protection, “I shall not want.”

Philippians 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

            King David tells us, “The LORD is my shepherd” and he as a man meant it. 
            “Is “The LORD” your Shepherd?  Have you accepted Him?  Do you submit to Him daily?  Is He truly your Shepherd, not just on Church days, but every day?  Is He The God of your valleys, (the crisis times) and The God who lifts you to the mountain tops, (the good times)?  If not, today is the day to accept Him. Relinquish yourself to Him.”

Romans 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  (2)  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Note:  “You” must be the one to change.  God our Shepherd will protect you.  Make it happen today.

Bro John R. E Chastain
Retired Pastor
Wylie, Texas   Fundamental Thoughts           

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